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Definition of

intellectual assets


knowledge, experience, and skills of workers the knowledge, experience, and skills of its staff that an organization can make use of

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  • Intellectual Capital

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    Intellectual capital is just that: a capital asset consisting of intellectual material. To be considered intellectual capital, knowledge must be an asset able to be used to create wealth. Thus, intellectual capital includes the talents and skills of individuals and groups; technological and social networks and the software and culture that connect them; and intellectual property such as patents, copyrights, methods, procedures, archives, etc
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Definitions of ’intellectual assets’ and meaning of ’intellectual assets’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’intellectual assets’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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